Inspired by James and Paul's recent posts about Google Wave, I've just got around to activating my account to it. And now having sat through a couple of the many explanatory videos, I can't honestly say I'm much the wiser. (My gut feeling is that if something needs that much explanation, it's not going to fly). Nonetheless I'm up for a bit of experimentation with it and thought that the second years' forthcoming news day might offer such an opportunity. After all, they need to collaborate on various issues, including building a site - and of course populating it with brilliant journalism on the day. And collaboration is what Google Wave is all about, right?
Anyway, I've issued Google Wave invitations to all the second years - although apparently they make take a few days to arrive (so check your Uni email accounts). Between now and then I'll work out how to set up a Wave. Then together we can find out whether it's really going to be a star performer. Or an overhyped Google widget that will quietly be ushered out of the auditorium in a few months' time.